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BD MAX™ Enteric Bacterial Panel


Stool cultures require a significant level of technologist expertise and are labor intensive, with multiple test methods extending time-to-results to up to 4 days or more. Studies have shown a diagnostic yield of stool culture as low as 1.5%, and cost per positive culture can be as high as $1,200.1 Clinicians require results rapidly to accurately manage patients suffering from gastroenteritis. Studies have indicated that administering antimicrobial therapy to patients suspected of Shiga toxin-producing Escherihcia coli (STEC) may cause adverse reactions and increase the risk of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS carries risks of higher mortality, making it critical to detect STEC quickly and accurately.2


The BD MAX™ Enteric Bacterial Panel detects over 90% of bacteria causing infectious gastroenteritis, including Salmonella spp., Shigella spp./enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC), Campylobacter spp. (jejuni and coli) and Shiga toxin producing organisms (STEC, Shigella dysenteriae).3 The BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel provides results in approximately 3 hours, significantly reducing time-to results while streamlining laboratory operations.4

Visit BD Molecular Diagnostics for detailed information on the BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel (Cat No. 442963).


  1. Anderson et al. Comparison of the BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel to routine culture methods for detection of Campylobacter, Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (O157), Salmonella, and Shigella Isolates in Preserved Stool Specimens, JCM, 2014;52:4.
  2. Razzaq, S. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: An Emerging Health Risk. American Family Physician 2006; 15:74:991-996.
  3. Incidence and trends of infection with pathogens transmitted commonly through food – Foodborne Disease Active Surveillance Network, 10 US Sites 1996-2012.
  4. Mortensen et al. Comparison of time-motion analysis of conventional stool culture and the BD MAX™ Enteric Bacterial Panel. BMC Clinical Pathology (2015); 15:9

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